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PHOTOS and GAME SUMMARY: VCU Draws in Home Opener

The Rams waited until the 81st minute to tie the game against UNCW despite outshooting their opponent 13-8.





Official VCU Game Summary

Score: VCU 1, UNCW 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU 0-1-2, UNCW 1-1-1

The short story: A goal in the 81st minute by senior midfielder Sophie Brophy tied the game as the Rams and Seahawks battled to a 1-1 draw.


  • Brophy scored her first collegiate goal.
  • VCU outshot UNCW 13-8. Both teams had five shots on goal.
  • Sophomore forward Kanna Matsuhisa led the Rams with four shots. She added an assist on the Brophy goal.
  • Senior goalkeeper Whitney Horton recorded four saves.


  • VCU’s first shot on goal came in the 25th minute by graduate student defender Amber Diorio.
  • The Rams chances continued soon after in the 28th minute with another shot on goal by junior forward Milicia Bulatovic, which led to a VCU corner kick.
  • UNCW’s Madison Henry scored in the 46th minute of the match.
  • The Rams first chance of the second half was a Diorio shot in the 65th minute.
  • In the 81st minute, a Matsuhisa corner kick set up a Brophy header to tie the match.

The Rams take on the UNC Greensboro Spartans this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Sports Backers Stadium. Watch live on ESPN+.

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